Prime Minister Modi embarked on 3-nation visit to Rawanda, Uganda and South Africa on Monday.
The Prime Minister’s first stop will be Rawanda for a two day visit. This will be the first by an Indian Premier. A defence cooperation agreement is also likely to be signed between India & Rwanda.
An important element of the programme would be the Prime Minister’s visit to Rweru Model Village for gifting 200 cows as a contribution from India to the ‘Girinka’ scheme of Rwanda.
He will then head to Uganda on July 24 where he will address the Parliament there. From there he will head to South Africa where he will be attending the 10th edition of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg. During it the grouping’s leaders are expected to deliberate on global hot-spot issues, international peace and security, global governance and trade issues among others.
On the sidelines of the summit, the Prime Minister is also expected to meet some leaders bilaterally. The most important meeting will be the one with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines.